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Fixing a Retina MacBook Pro that doesn't turn on

What's wrong with this MacBook? This MacBook was sent to us for our MacBook Logic Board Repair Service in Austin because it didn't turn on. How can we fix the issue? Initial diagnosis First, we start off by observing that it pulls 200mA from the charger. This indicates that it has either a short on […]

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Why does this A1398 MacBook Pro have no Backlight?

What's Wrong With This MacBook? This customer sent in their MacBook Pro to our store in New York City for our logic board repair service because it has no backlight on the screen. It appears to have some liquid damage. How can we fix the issue? Initial Diagnosis The first thing we do with this […]

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Can you retrieve data from iPhone with water damage?

Yes, of course you can! When an iPhone comes into contact with water, it is usually best to open it up and get it dried as soon as possible. This gives us a much better chance at recovering your data. Sometimes all the phone may need is a screen, chargeport, or even a battery. These […]

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Repairing a MacBook with broken USB ports in Austin

What's wrong with this MacBook? This customer sent in their MacBook Pro to our store in New York City for our logic board repair service because the USB ports weren't working. Before starting the repair, we needed to figure out exactly what was wrong with the machine. We started off by booting the machine into […]

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Repairing a MacBook Air that doesn't turn on after liquid damage

What's wrong with this MacBook? This customer sent in their MacBook Air to our store in New York City for our logic board repair service because it didn't turn on after liquid was spilled on it. It is not pulling any power from the DC power supply, and the fan does not spin. How can […]

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A1466 Macbook Air logic board repair in Austin - short circuit case.

We offer Macbook repair in Austin from our storefront - come visit us anytime! Let's go over another Macbook Repair here - an A1466 that is not turning on. This Macbook Air is giving us a green light on the charger, which tells us that PP3V42_G3H is present. PP3V42_G3H is what allows the onewire circuit […]

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Macbook logic board repair case - power cycling due to PP5V_S4 short

One of the things I've taken pride in for many years is doing Macbook logic board repair at our store in Manhattan, rather than sending it out to another company like was done eras ago. You can see a video of that below. Here, we had a machine that was missing PPBUS_G3H, and PP3V42_G3H. PP3V42_G3H […]

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Why the Lenovo Retro Thinkpad 25 is a piece of junk.

Why we loved the Thinkpad. The Thinkpad was a special machine, as I've explained three years ago when discussing my disappointment with modern Thinkpads. Thinkpad interfaces allowed me to avoid moving my hand away from the keyboard to move the cursor. The anti-glare screen added to my viewing comfort. The keyboard layout felt like "home" - […]

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How to buy a hot air station for laptop & cellphone repair.

How do you make a choice? Why do hot air stations range from $50 to $1800 and what makes them different? How do I pick the right one for me? I've bought the wrong equipment and I use these tools every day in a professional environment. I will walk you through EVERYTHING I wish I knew […]

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